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Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra

alaTest has collected and analyzed 403 reviews of Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the camera and screen. The usability and performance also get good views. Some have doubts about the connectivity and reception.

size, performance, usability, screen, camera

reception, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Kaloyan C. (

Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra Review


Once again, Sony has unleashed a monster upon the world, this time around called the Xperia XA1 Ultra. It's the bigger sibling to the XA1, packing most of the same hardware in a larger form factor, with a couple of improvements.

Great, accurate display ; Snappy performance with next to no slowdowns ; Near-stock Android ; Solid battery life

The seams around the edges aren’t great to look at ; Cameras are nowhere near the quality Sony promises them to be ; The earpiece is too quiet

May, 2017

Expert review by : John Velasco (

Sony Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra hands-on!


Sony's new Xperia XA1 and Xperia XA1 Ultra are two new premium-yet-affordable smartphones. Join us as we take a quick look at these new devices.

Feb, 2017

Expert review by : Britta O'Boyle (

Sony Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra preview: Edgy mid-rangers


Sony announced the X series of smartphones at Mobile World Congress 2016, marking the death of the Z line and a new path for the Japanese manufacturer.

Sony's Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra might not be flagship devices, but their edge-to-edge displays are great. So much so that we'd love to have seen them on both the Xperia XZs and the Xperia XZ Premium. Just imagine how fabulous a 4K HDR edge-to-edge...

Feb, 2017

Expert review by : Sean Cameron (

Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra review


Ultra by name, but is it ultra by nature?

Good battery life ; Dependable camera ; Huge screen

Not ergonomically friendly for many ; Large bezels ; Ho-hum speaker

This super-heavyweight of a smartphone packs a great screen, an interesting camera and dependably solid battery life all in a wallet-friendly offering. But with cheaper rivals offering more for less, better value can be found elsewhere.

Feb, 2018

Expert review by : David Court (

Sony Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra review: Sony’s mid-range phones look stunning


It's hard to get excited about mid-range Android phones but the XA1 has two significant points of difference

It’s hard to get excited about mid-range Android phones. Essentially they’re shiny oblongs filled with the specs found in previous year’s flagship smartphones. This XA1 has two significant points of difference from the rule above, however. First, the...

Feb, 2017

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Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra review

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The Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra has a monstrous six-inch touchscreen, which is larger than most of the mobile phones you can buy. But is the display vibrant and clear, or dim and hard to read compared to the competition? We sent this Sony mobile phone to our...

Sep, 2017

Expert review by : Prasid Banerjee (

Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra Review


The Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra has a nearly bezel-less display and runs on the MediaTek Helio P20 chipset, along with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage.

Large, pretty bezel-less display ; Sturdy build

No fingerprint sensor ; Not ergonomic ; Lacks power/speed ; Battery life could have been better

If you can get past the lack of a fingerprint sensor, the Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra is a dependable smartphone for big-screen phone lovers. It's just not the best value for your money at nearly Rs. 30,000.

Sep, 2017

Expert review by : Robin-Leigh Chetty (

Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra


More than just its 6

Solid array of specifications; Good all-round camera; Great edge-to-edge display

Finicky single-hand mode; Bland design

The XA1 Ultra (32 GB) will cost you around R8k depending on the retailer (spotted on Takealot for R7 999) here in South Africa. That's a tad expensive when it comes to the upper mid-range market, but for that price you'll get a screen that's on-trend,...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by (stuff.tv_in)

Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra hands-on review


The 5.5in Xperia XZ Premium not big enough for you? Then take a look at the 6in Xperia XA1 Ultra

Feb, 2017

Consumer review (

Nothing but problems


Had to send back after 3 weeks because it stopped charging. They repaired but now I'm having problems charging again. WiFi only works if blue tooth turned off. Photos nothing special at all.

Jun, 2018

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:2300 / 2700
Battery performance:2700
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Continuous audio playback time:55 / 64.9
Continuous video playback time:64.9 / 8.6
Gaming time:8.6
Removable battery:N
Standby time (2G):658
Standby time (3G):466 / 708
Standby time (4G):671
Talk time (2G):13.25 / 1325
Talk time (3G):10 / 11.9

Call Management

Call blocking:Y
Call divert:Y / Yes
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing:Y / Yes
Vibrating alert:Y / Yes
Voice commands:Y
Voice dialing:Y


Auto exposure:Y
Auto focus:Y / Yes
Built-in flash:Y / Yes
Digital Zoom:3 / 5
Face detection:Y
Flash Type:LED
Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera aperture number:2
Front camera resolution (numeric):16
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Image Stabilizer:Y
ISO sensitivity:3200, 6400, Auto / 6400
Maximum frame rate:30
Night mode:Y
Optical sensor size:1 / 2.3
Rear camera aperture number:2
Rear camera resolution (numeric):23
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@30fps
Sensor Type:Exmor RS
Smile detection:Y
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 480p,720p,1080p
White Balance:Manual
Zoom capability:Y / Yes


Body SAR (EU):1.12
Head SAR (EU):0.43


Color of product:Black / Gold / Pink / Pink gold / White
Form Factor:Bar
Housing material:Aluminium, Plastic


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:6
Display number of colors:16 million colours / 16.78 million colors / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 100 / 1920 x 1080
Display Type:IPS / TFT
Fingerprint resistant:Y
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Pixel density:367
Screen shape:Curved edge screen / Flat
Second display:N / No
Second LCD screen: No
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen type:Capacitive


Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes


Chat:Y / Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes


FM radio:Y / Yes
Image formats supported:BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG,WEBP
Video compression format:3GPP,AVI,DIVX,H.263,H.264,MPEG4,VP8,VP9
Video compression formats:H.263,H.264
Video formats supported:3GPP,AVI,DIVX,H.263,H.264,MPEG4,VP8,VP9
Voice codecs:AMR-NB,AMR-WB


Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi positioning:Y


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1700,1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSPA+,UMTS
4G:Y / Yes
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.2
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi Direct:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB / USB Type-C
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y


Flight mode:Y / Yes
Graphics adapter:Mali-T880 / Mali-T880 MP2
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, File manager, Notes, Recorder, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Push-to-Talk (PTT):Y
Quick charge:Y
Support for contact groups:Y / Yes
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0


64-bit computing:Y
Coprocessor:Y / Yes
Coprocessor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.6
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Processor cores:4
Processor family:Mediatek
Processor frequency:2.3 / 2.4
Processor model:Helio P20 / MT6757


Exchange support:Y
Office support:Y
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:7 / 7 (Nougat) / 7.0 / 7.0 (Nougat) / 7.0 Nougat / Nougat


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:4
Internal RAM type:DDR3
Internal storage capacity:32 / 64
Maximum memory card size:256
RAM capacity:4
RAM type:DDR3
USB mass storage:Y / Yes
User memory:22 / 24


Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Gmail,Google Chrome,Google Hangouts,Google Maps,Google Play,Google Voice Search,YouTube / Google Maps,Google Play / Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

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